Study abroad in Edinburgh

Study options

You can select from five flexible options to study abroad at the University of Edinburgh.

In most cases, your credits gained in Edinburgh will count towards your degree at home.

Compare the programmes

To help you choose from the options available, we have compiled the key features of each programme for a quick comparison.

Study Abroad programme

The Study Abroad programme allows students taking an undergraduate degree elsewhere to spend a year or a semester at the University of Edinburgh.

International Exchange

We have over 200 exchange places for students from partner universities outside Europe. You must obtain permission from your university to apply to Edinburgh under the international exchange programme.

Erasmus exchange

We have over 400 Erasmus exchange places for students from partner universities across Europe.

Parliamentary programme

Our Parliamentary programme allows you to study with MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.

Summer Schools

The summer schools at Edinburgh provide access to high quality short courses. These offer an excellent opportunity to further your academic experience whilst living in the historic city of Edinburgh.